1) Yesterday's adventures in HP fandom history made me realize that, while they didn't originate the claim, we probably have SugarQuill in large part to thank for the idiotic notion so prevalent in the fandom that Sirius/Remus is canon.
2)You know I started posting HP fic on ff.net in the summer of 2001. It was thanks to qt_ninja
that I got into it. I joined FictionAlley fairly soon, and spent some times on the boards but I never posted much fic there because their standards as far as everything being perfect grammatically ecetera felt like too much effort to borther with more than posting the preface to my Minerva epic... so my interest waned quickly. Plus I found searching for stories confusing and the messageboard system to be a disjointed feeling way to handle feedback. However, it was there that I first started using the username Lodessa. I was aware that Cassandra Claire's Draco Triology existed (even before the fight with ff.net and the plagerism drama) but you know I never read it. I was at sea and quite unsure, so I never got too involved with the fandom drama of the era. OotP utterly destroyed my conception of the Marauders... which had been what I started writing fic with, but really my interest in HP and fic had vanished before that, thanks to a preoccupation with some local bands instead. I dabbled, but for a few years I really didn't do much of anything. That was until hobviously
(though the journal wasn't called that then) decided to get involved in HP fandom and created a journal for the purpose. I had been an lj user in a non fandom capacity since January 2002, but her decision spurred me to look at lj in a whole new light and to reconsider the fandom I had lost contact with. I quickly followed suit and created lodessa
just before the start of '05. Everything else... is in the archives.
3) I look at my fic list and find that the over half of my total number of fics posted in this journal are HP based (that's not counting the 2001/2002 stuff). Yes, some of them are barely more than drabbles, but considering that over half the time I've had this journal that I've sort of felt like distancing myself from that fandom and focusing on others... it is noteworthy.
4) Also I want to aknowledge nentari
for being the second non RL fandom friend I made. She's an amazing writer, seriously should be publishing Original Fiction, and I was totally blown away when I read her fic after meeting her because of qt_ninja
, you are a wonderful human being, and if I ever make my way to Portugal I hope you will agree to meet me in person.
5)There is probably a lot more I could say about HP fandom, but I feel it's best to leave it at this for the moment.